Thursday, July 03, 2008
Still, when I think of the road we're travelin' onPaul Simon wrote the song shortly after Richard Nixon won re-election in 1972. The lyrics speak of his disappointment with the result of the election.
After seven years of the Bush presidency, the lyrics that fit that time seem apt today as well. We have been traveling down a dark road, moving away from our special place in the world as a safe haven for liberty, a refuge for the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, a beacon of hope to the world.
Perhaps you can't be "forever blessed" but let us hope in the future, confident in our abilities, and work together to undo the mistakes and misdeeds of the Bush years, as best we can.
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No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
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